The hot chocolates to try once in your life

Where to have a hot chocolate in Paris?

It's the most enjoyable and comforting drink of winter! Our best Parisian addresses to indulge in the cream of hot chocolate and gulp down a bit of happiness.


The most popular

Have a hot chocolate at Angélina in Paris

The mythical old- fashioned hot chocolate from Angelina retains its top spot on the podium with a secret recipe that has remained unchanged for 100 years. It owes its uniqueness to the blend of three cocoas of African origin from Niger , Ghana and the Ivory Coast , dosed with extreme care to balance the bitterness and the fruity notes. On the palate, a devastating little vanilla taste and a crazy velvety texture (€8.90).

Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er. Open Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 7 pm, Friday from 8 am to 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.


the most intense

Have a hot chocolate at the Peninsula

At the Peninsula hotel, pastry chef Anne Coruble takes charge of the hot chocolate recipe. Her secret ? Timut pepper infused for 20 minutes in cream and milk before adding dark and milk chocolate. For the wow factor : the Viennese version with a whipped cream dome on top (€20).

The Kléber bar at the Peninsula Paris , 19 avenue Kléber, Paris 16th, open Sunday to Sunday to Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


The sweetest

Have a hot chocolate at Ladurée

As irresistible as its macaroons that have made it famous, Ladurée 's hot chocolate offers a great moment of tenderness and celebrates gluttony with delicacy. Made with intensely flavored Valrhona chocolate , it perfectly balances powerful aromas, density and sugar. A chic ritual par excellence served in the magical Second Empire room of this utterly Parisian address (€10).

Ladurée , 75 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th, open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm.


the most regal

In the cozy ambiance of the Gaspard bar, the restaurant Pagode de Cos and in the Bibliothèque Duc de Morny at La Réserve hotel, the dreamy hot chocolate envisioned by Chef Jérôme Banctel is savored elegantly by the fire, featuring chocolate signed by Patrick Roger, accompanied by sweet pastries and vanilla whipped cream (€29).

Hôtel La Réserve Paris , 42 avenue Gabriel, Paris 8 th. Hot chocolate available everyday from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.


The most urban

Have a hot chocolate at Plaq, the chocolate factory

Nestled in the most foodie street in Paris, the Plaq factory perfumes and intoxicates hearts throughout the day. Here, hot chocolate can be grabbed on the fly or savored on the small bench planted in front of the shop. Its irresistible fragrance and intense taste are due to the purity of its chocolate, Maya Mountain 76% dark being one of the brand's best sellers. With a pinch of organic blond cane sugar and, as an option, a small cloud of whipped cream to add a kick to the kif. The plus: a light version with water (small €4,50, medium €8).

PLAQ, Manufacture de chocolat , 4 rue du Nil, Paris 2 nd ,Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 6:30 pm.


The most palace

Have a hot chocolate at the Hôtel Crillon

Beneath the gilding of the Jardin d'Hiver nestled between the walls of the ultra-chic Hôtel de Crillon , the hot chocolate is pricked up with great indulgence. Matthieu Carlin , the pastry chef of the house, has put all his love into creating a devilishly naughty drink mixing whole milk, cream, 66 and 70% dark chocolate and 40% milk chocolate. A delight (€15).

Jardin d'Hiver at the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel , 10 place de la Concorde, Paris 8 th , open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.


The most vegan

Have a hot chocolate at Michel Cluizel

The extraordinary artisan Michel Cluizel is changing the game with a creamy oat milk beverage and organic Mokaya with notes of grilled cocoa and dried fruit, served in pretty take-away cups in front of all his factories in the Marais, in Madeleine , Neuilly or in the tea room of the 16th (€5.50 to go). Starbucks better watch out.

Petite Manufacture Cluizel , 43 rue des Belles Feuilles, Paris 16th / 201 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris - 1st, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The lightest

Powerful anti-depressant in the heart of winter, the Infiniment Chocolat served in all the Pierre Hermé cafés is one hell of a Proust madeleine, where the Paineras, a grand cru from Brazil, is whipped up in hot water. The result is as frothy and comfort food as your childhood, fewer calories. Yallah! (7€)

Le Café Pierre Hermé , 126 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris - 6th / 86 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris - 8th, open daily from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

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